DIAL engagement and influence in UALs strategic and departmental planning

During year one of the DIAL project we addressed cultural change in two ways, local and institutionally: locally, we piloted the DIAL CoPs, see year one evaluation here. DIAL also focused on the larger issues of institutional cultural change through senior management engagement and UAL strategic alignment, please see DIAL senior management and strategy engagement, including UAL Strategic Development SMT meeting.  As the project progressed we found the latter local/departmental/course approach to be the more effective in terms of cultural change. We found the local projects were a good method for influencing and supporting (creating partnerships) with the small strategic objectives of central services or departments, which in turn eventually we hope will feed into the bigger UAL DL institutional evolving landscape. This localised/departmental and embedded approach to influencing and supporting (creating partnerships) strategic planning/road maps was achieved through the experience gained from ongoing DIAL projects and activities. Please see some examples of this below:

Organisational Development and Learning working in partnership with DIAL: OD&L are considering supporting/taking DIAL forward the in four areas, by working in partnership – Please see notes (Read more here) from Anna Petts Head of UALs Organisational Development and Learning OD&L. The meeting was a welcome and timely opportunity to reflect on the Professional On-line Identities project (POI) collaborative work DIALSEE and Learn IT have been involved in over the past year and a half.

Library Services Strategy (Pat Christie): ‘Define and communicate the Library Services offer within the context of University provision, focusing on information and digital literacy’ DIAL have been working closely with library services and DIAL projects specifically Things Unlimited project will go on to inform future library DL policy and processes. (Departmental strategy 3 year road maps)

Open UAL (policy proposal) – http://dial.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2013/05/14/open-ual/

DIAL has been regularly contributing to UALs new strategy developments:

  • IPR policy,
  • IT strategy
  • Information Strategy Steering Group ISSG and
  • E-Learning Strategy Group (ELSG)
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